It’s no secret that the members of Sabaton are passionate about the stories of World War I, and after releasing two studio albums filled with stories of the conflict, the Swedish band is taking their enthusiasm to the next level with the release of their new EP trilogy, “Echoes Of The Great War”. This collection of new songs focuses on the First World War and will be complemented by music from previous albums.
With this trilogy of EPs, the band hopes to present this music in a unique way, allowing listeners to not only enjoy metal music, but also learn more about the incredible stories of war.
Commenting on the new project, Pär Sundström states:
“This trilogy complements our two studio albums “The Great War” and “The War To End All Wars”. We were definitely not ready to close our World War I chapter. We wanted to continue the journey and let it echo a little longer in the hearts and minds of our fans.”
The first part of this trilogy, “Weapons Of The Modern Age”, has been published and is available now. This release is accompanied by a video for the new single, “Father”. When asked about the track, Joakim Broden shared his insight:
“Our new song “Father” is a dark track about a very controversial person. Fritz Haber, the man who weaponized lethal gas, is responsible for about 4 billion people being alive today thanks to the Haber-Bosch process that he won a Nobel Prize for. It takes some serious thought to wrap your head around his story. Things aren’t always easy to understand or simply black and white, but rather all shades of grey. “Father” really forces you to think a bit more than the average song you hear on the radio.”